Should the Vikings attempt to trade for Jets safety Jamal Adams?

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Predicting if the Vikings will trade for Adams

If the Jets are making Jamal Adams available for trade, then the Vikings definitely need to be on the phone to at least find out what it would take to acquire the All-Pro safety.

Given Adams’ success in the NFL already and the fact that he’s still only 24-years-old, New York is likely going to want at least one first-round draft pick, if not more, in return for their star safety. Minnesota currently has two first-round selections in this year’s NFL Draft, so the potential to work out a deal with the Jets is there.

The Vikings would probably agree to a deal that involved one of their first two picks. But if New York wants both of their first-round selections, then Minnesota might back out of any potential trade.

While no one is arguing against the talent that Adams’ possesses, the Vikings also have to take into account how much of an impact he would actually have on their team.

Safeties typically aren’t the types of players who can transform a team’s level of success and Minnesota knows this (just ask Mike Zimmer). So the Vikings would have to figure out if giving up valuable draft capital for a player who might not have a tremendous impact on their chance for success in 2020 is actually worth it.

Adams is also looking for a new deal and not a cheap one. With an extension likely coming for Dalvin Cook before next season, Minnesota probably won’t be able to afford a lucrative contract for both him and the talented safety.

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Never say never when it comes to the Vikings and a trade. But as far as making a deal for Adams, the current circumstances just don’t make sense for him to end up in Minnesota before next season.